Good anime

Discussion in 'Books, Music, TV & Movies' started by drobb, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. drobb

    drobb Hunter

    Dec 29, 2007
    United States
    ok i dont have netflix. i have blockbuster since its part of my satellite package. that said can i get some recommendations for some good anime to watch.
    some examples of some ive seen that i enjoy are

    Ghost in the Shell
    Record of Lodoss War
    Death Note

    to be honest its been years since ive really watched any anime aside from Death note which for some reason i started watching a few months back.
  2. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

    Nov 6, 2005
    United States
    Foggy California

    Legend of the Galactic Heroes
  3. 1stClassZackFair

    1stClassZackFair GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 28, 2012
    United States
    Zatch Bell
  4. Vulpes Abnocto

    Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

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    Jun 24, 2008
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    You can't be serious.

    OP, nice call with Record of Lodoss War. Lesser known, but damn good. The only similar anime that I can think of is Claymore.
    While dissimilar, I recommend FLCL (Furi Kuri) to everybody. Pure eye/ear candy, but pretty weird.
    For comedy, I suggest Chobits.
    I haven't seen a lot of Appleseed, but what I've seen I loved.
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  5. drobb

    drobb Hunter

    Dec 29, 2007
    United States
    yeah i love Lodoss war. i even have the dreamcast game for it. oh another one i like is Evangelion. still havent seen it all. and then there are the death, rebirth, end of eva, etc im not sure where they all fit
  6. Castiel

    Castiel GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 15, 2010
    Ba Sing Se
    One of my favorite Animes of all time is Rurouni Kenshin (although the books are so much better than the T.V series)
    Also, Avatar is a must!
  7. BerserkLeon

    BerserkLeon Not-so-new member

    Mar 22, 2010
    United States
    On the note of Evangelion, you know they're redoing the story again, in 4 HD 'movies', right? So far I like it better than the original.
    Also you may disagree as it seems to be a "you love it or you hate it" sort of thing, but I personally love Eureka Seven and its still-airing-in-Japan sequel, Eureka Seven: AO.
    The art is really great imo, I like the mecha and the story, and the music... pretty much everything. The story of AO doesn't seem as good. And while the original didn't have any 'fanservice' (which I respect because I consider it a cheap ploy to get more people watching), AO has quite a bit of it.
    Anyway, aside from those, recently, I've only really been watching feature films
    Such as: Pom Poko, The Cat Returns, Whisper of the Heart, Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below, Legend Of the Millennium Dragon, and Tales from Earthsea. Of those, Pom Poko, Whisper of the Heart, and Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below seem worth recommending, but I'd watch them all again. Summer Wars is also great (read: probably my favorite of the movies I've watched recently) IMO... and The Sky Crawlers is worth a watch if you have the time.
    I second Vulpes' recommendation of FLCL, if you haven't already seen it.
  8. drobb

    drobb Hunter

    Dec 29, 2007
    United States
    no i did not know they were redoing EVA. to be honest ive really only basically stuck my toe into the whole anime thing. now i like the full length features and i love Miyazaki movies, having seen Princess Mononoke, Howls moving castle, kiki's delivery service, castle in the sky, spirited away and ponyo. im really into the fantasy/mech/action type stuff. i also really enjoyed Tenchi Muyo but thats been along time ago. oh and ninja scroll and of course akira.
  9. Black-Ice

    Black-Ice Founder of the Church of Renamon

    Oct 31, 2011
    Fairy Tail
    Code Geass
    Ao No exorcist
    Mirai Nikki
    Shakugan No Shana
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  10. Prime_Zero

    Prime_Zero GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 31, 2010
    United States
    Planet Earth
    The following list is my opinion of good/best animes to watch and must watch animes, not in any order.

    --( Starting with Mecha )--
    Gundam 00 - seasons 1&2 as well as its movie, aka the best gundam currently as its story is very good and must watch.
    Gundam seed and gundam seed destiny
    Fafner - like Evangelion only way freaking better story and basicaly 80% or more of every one dies... out does Evangelion in every way. Oddly its the best anime no one ever heard of....
    Aquarion and Aquarion Evol - its kinda Mecah + Romance
    Broken Blade - Humans evolve to use crystal's?
    Gurren Lagann - goofy looking and how they act, but its very epic and worth watching your missing out if you don't.
    Vandread - One world for boy's one for girls, meeting in the middle with mech's its a romance space scifi lots of action though.
    Heroic Age - its a scifi space anime very good, Humans chased from earth and pushed around fighting to take back the galaxy.
    Eureka Seven - If your into Music and a bit of a hippy this is for you....Curretnly showing on toonami on Sat.
    Mars Daybreak - Again anther good mecha anime you never heard about....
    Blue Gender - Must watch anime about giant bug's devouring mand kind.
    Bubble gun crysis Tokyo 2040 - Hot women in body armor, some nudity near the end. Not a must watch but close enough.
    Code Geass - A very good anime.
    Gate Keepers - Good anime but not for every one.
    Gun X Sword - Anther great mecha anime you never heard of...
    Out Law Star - really good scifi space anime, nudity on original versons.
    Overman King Gainer - Good mecha anime saddly never got more seasons.... but ends decent enough.
    The Big O - Good mecha anime endings kinda meh...
    Zegapain - Humans are gone, now living as holograms fighting in mecha's.
    Zoids - Any of them, there all good though the last one is not in english. Chaotic Centry the best one in my opinion.

    --( none mecha ones ) ---
    Elfen Lied - very sad but tons of nudity to make up for it, and girls with weird powers.
    Claymore - Hot women with a big sword and demon blood... need I say more?
    Inuyasha's final season - actualy pretty good thank god they ended it.
    Cowboy Bebop - must see anime scifi/space
    coyote ragtime show - Alot like Cowboy Bebop possibly even in the same Universe.
    Bleach - Not just for clothing any more - Very very very very long finaly finished, not fully dubbed yet though.
    Chobits - If your really really into androids + romance.
    Daphne in the brillant blue - hot women, tiny outfits...
    Elemental Gelade - Awsome anime oddly close and alot like the game "Sky's of Arcadia" air ships floating lands etc.
    Full Metal Alchemist + its movie - The original anime not Brother hood, just never liked Brother hood.. felt the first one had a better story/ending.
    Gantz - Kinda sad alot of people die, its up there with Elfen lied, also nudity in it.
    Last Exile - A really good Anime
    Now and then, Here and there - boy dragged into the future for meeting a girl, fights to get home.
    S-Cry-ed - Watch and you'll understand...
    Samuri 7 - A must watch, missing out epicly if you don't, currently is showing on toonami right now on Sat.
    Trigun - Anther must see anime
    Xam'd: Lost Memories - Really good anime one of my favorites.

    --( Anime Movies )--

    Laputa Castle In the Sky - A classic and epic, sky ships and so ancient tech.
    Origin spirits of the past - World ends, girl wakes up in the future to find...
    SteamBoy - Really good and a must watch.
    Princess Mononoke - very good, ancient Japan, demons, and so on.
    Valley of the Wind - Old but good
    Karas - A must watch as well as very epic, annoying as its in chapters or what ever.
    Sword of the Stranger - Ancient Japan, demons and magic.

    --( None anime's but just as good )--

    Avatar the Last Air bender - epic and a must watch, funny to boot.
    Avatar: the legend of Korra - Still being made, season 1 of 4 done though.

    Those are all I can think of off the top of my head, I highly suggest you watch the movies for the animes that have them after you watch them. Ones like Gundam 00 or full metal alchemist would be spoiler's and ruin the story.

    Hope you enjoy my list.

    Edit: Yes they are redoing Evangleon but from what ive seen its not much better then the other one to me.
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  11. Big Kong Boss

    Big Kong Boss GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 17, 2008
    Eden of the East (with it's two movies since they're sequels to the series) - Top Priority
    Samurai Champloo - Priority
    Cowboy Bebop - Priority
    Rurouni Kenshin
    Code Geass
    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

    Avatar: The Last Airbender - Priority

    I highly recommend what I listed. I don't really like anime all too much, but I consider these animes to be top of the line / overall really great shows.

    EDIT: For Fullmetal Alchemist, make sure you watch Brotherhood and not the original. Brotherhood has a much better and smarter plot than it's original series.
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  12. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

    Apr 13, 2010
    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzamiya
    Highschool of the Dead
  13. Just Another Gamer

    Just Another Gamer 星空のメモリア-Wish upon a shooting star- Fanboy

    Feb 29, 2012
    Watching Hibarigasaki's starry sky
    Heres my suggestion, you'll probably hate it or ignore it but whatever but I found these quite nice actually and really enjoyed them.
    • TigerXBunny
    • Highschool DxD
    • Persona 4 the Animation
    • Princess Resurrection OVA (I found the OVA more canon to the manga than the actual anime is)
    • Ninin ga Shinobuden
  14. boombox

    boombox GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 29, 2008
    the World Wide Web
    .Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood
    .Tengen Toppa Gurren Laagan
    .Sword Art Online - currently playing in Japan, but you can watch it on crunchy roll
  15. BORTZ

    BORTZ Tired of being the good guy

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    I would have listed some, if
    hadnt take all of them :P
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  16. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    I got too tired of making lists every time someone asked for anime, so I set up that MAL. Check that out and sort Completed Anime by score, easiest way to find what i'd recommend.

    EDIT: Good god tried adding tags to make searching the list easier. What a pain. Got about halfway.
  17. CrimzonEyed

    CrimzonEyed GBAtemp Addict

    Sep 3, 2007
    Darker Than Black
    Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu (aka legend of the legendary heroes)
    Full Metal Panic!
    Trinity Blood
  18. Yumi

    Yumi With Love<3

    Apr 19, 2010
    Dokkoida?! (6 episodes i think, but with awesome humor and a sweet simple plot)
    School Rumble
    Murder Princess (6 episodes as well but very Good)

    3 good ones. Enjoy.
  19. iluvfupaburgers

    iluvfupaburgers FUPA Luva

    Sep 21, 2010
    in front of my computer
    -Neon Genesis Evangelion is an amazing show, its a complete MindF**K. i recommend it completely. after you fiinish that, you should watch End of Evangelion because that was meant to be the real ending, since the ending on Neon Genesis Evangelion is only because of budget cuts. if you are interested in watching Remake of Evangelion, first watch the original series since i think they are better, and carry more story than the remake.
    -Blood+ is amazing aswell, loved every episode in the series
  20. ichidansan

    ichidansan GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 10, 2010
    United States
    Ok top must watch.

    1.Meitantei Conan aka Case Closed/Inuyahsa (:Kanketsu-hen) (tied)

    2.Bleach (band wagon show, but still good. lots of filler. some filler are as good as main story)

    3.Naruto(Shippuden) (again like bleach, there are filler eps but not as good as the main story) -ongoing

    4.One piece (I skipped filler in this one, as I started late when it was in the 500's in episodes. will go back and watch later)

    5.Death Note/Dragon Ball Z

    6.Witch Blade/Steins;Gate

    7.Fairy Tail -ongoing

    8.Kami-Sama no Memo-Chou/Gintama

    9.Sekirei/Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

    10.Fullmetal Alchimest(:Brotherhood)

    -- (lists all anime even my top 10) most are good watches. pokemon/beyblade/digimon/yugioh/zatch bell are childhood shows.

    In alphebetical order.

    .hack//Legend of twilight

    Ah! My Goddess (Sorazore no Tsubasa)

    Abenobashi Mahou Shotengai

    Ai Yori Aoshi (Enishi)

    Ano Natsu De Matteru

    Ao no Exorcist aka Blue Exorcist

    Asobi Ni Iku Yo!

    Azumanga Daioh



    Bamboo Blade



    Big O, The

    Black Cat




    Code Geass (R2)

    Cowboy Bebop

    D.Grey Man

    Dantalian no Shoka

    Darker than Black (Ryuusei no Gimini)

    Deadman Wonderland

    Death Note

    Digimon (2, tamers, frontier)

    Dog Days

    Dragon Ball (Z, GT)


    Eureka Seven

    Fairy Tail

    Fate/stay night


    Fullmetal Alchemist (:Brotherhood)

    Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2nd GIG)

    Gintama (')

    Girls Bravo (2)


    Hand Maid May

    Hagure Yuusha no Estetica


    Ikki Tousen

    Infinite stratos

    InuYasha (:Kanketsu-hen)

    Jubei-chan: The Ninja Girl (2)


    Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

    Kami-Sama no Memo-Chou





    Kateikyoushi Hitman REBORN!

    Kaze no Stigma

    Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran


    Kenichi, History's Strongest Deciple



    Lupin III


    Manyuu Hiken-chou

    Maken Ki

    Mayo Chiki

    Meitante Conan

    Melody of Oblivion

    Mobile Suit Gundam 00

    Monster Rancher

    MÄR: Marchen Awakens Romance

    Nabari no Ou

    Nanaka 6/17


    Neon Genesis Evangelion

    Nurarihyon no Mago (Sennen makyou)

    Ninja Nonsense aka 2X2 Shinobuden


    Omamori Himari

    One Piece

    Ore no Imouto

    Paranoia Agent

    Pokémon (seasons 1-14)


    R.O.D the TV

    Ranma ½

    Rave Master

    Rosario+Vampire (Capu2)

    Rurouni Kenshin


    Sacred Seven

    Sailor Moon

    Samurai Champloo


    Seikon no Qwaser

    Sekirei (~Pure Engagment~)

    Shakugan no Shana (II/III final)

    Shaman King

    Sket Dance

    Soul Eater


    Sword Art Onine (SAO) - ongoing

    Tegimi Bachi (:Reverse)

    Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki

    Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

    The World God Only Knows (II)

    To Aru Majutsu no Index (II)




    Trinity Blood

    Urusei Yatsura

    Usagi Drop


    Wolf's Rain

    Yozakura Quartet

    Yu-Gi-Oh! (Capsule Monsters/GX/5D's)

    Yu Yu Hakusho

    Yumekui Merry

    Zatch Bell!

    Zero no Tsukaima (Futatsuki no Kishi/Princess no Rondo /F)